COLUMBUS —Ohio Senator Frank LaRose (R- Copley) offered testimony today before the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee on Senate Bill 8, his legislation that would allow spouses of active duty military members to be eligible for unemployment compensation when their family is transferred to a new duty assignment. Currently, 44 other states and the District of Columbia provide similar benefits to military spouses.
“We should no longer force our military families to choose between splitting up or losing a large portion of the family income,” LaRose said. “Our state is home to a number of key military installations. The changes made by Senate Bill 8 are part of an ongoing effort to make Ohio a more military-friendly state. This is not just simply the right thing to do but will also help keep those key installations in Ohio.”
Senator LaRose also noted that the U.S. Department of Defense, the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, the Ohio National Guard and a number of other veterans organizations support the changes made by Senate Bill 8. More information about Senate Bill 8 can be found here.
State Senator Frank LaRose today spoke at the grand opening of Wooster Renewable Energy, the retrofit of an anaerobic digestion facility at the city of Wooster’s Water Pollution Control Plant. This first-of-its-kind project used advanced technology provided by Cleveland-based Quasar Energy Group allowing the plant to transform from a traditional wastewater treatment plant to a modern water resource recovery facility.
Senator Frank LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, July 26, 2014. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.
State Senator Frank LaRose will be joining officials from the Beyond our Rails program in presenting a grant to Akron’s Furnace Street Mission (FSM) on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.